With ordinary talent and extraordinary perseverance, all things are attainable. ~Thomas Foxwell Buxton
It’s that time of year again, when we close a chapter on one year and look forward to writing another entry in the new year. My, how this year has flown by! For our family, it has been a year of ups, downs and round and rounds.
There’s a quiet revolution on the resolution front. While most people are making their resolution list and checking it twice, there’s a group of creative thinkers who are choosing a WORD OF THE YEAR instead . Choosing a Word of the Year, they say, “helps emphasize HOW you want to live your life rather on a specific activity that you should or should not do.”
My word for 2012 would be courtesy the “Ex-traw-din-derry” Minnie of Lark Rise to Candleford (this BBC tv series is certainly one of my “weaknesses”) in which she says, “I aim to be Per-sis-ter-rence”
I just love Minnie’s take on the word “Persistence,” don’t you? So “Per-sis-ter-rence” it is!
“One thing I know for certain is that persistence is the key to success. No matter what we want out of life, if we are consistent in our pursuit, eventually we’ll get just what we ask for. Seek, and ye shall find, ask and it shall be given unto you, knock and the door shall be opened for you. We have not cause we ask not. And when we don’t get it immediately, we give up, as if our season of reaping is in our control. Never give up and the season of reaping has no choice but to come, not in our time but at the right time.”
Persistence is the Key to Success
What about you, readers? What WORD would you choose for 2012 to help you to better yourself and the world around you?
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